Our firm was founded in 1988 to meet the needs of small business owners - greater efficiency, greater effectiveness, and real results. More than 30 years later, we have served a wide variety of organizations and teams, but remain true to the foundation of our philosophy.
We exist to help organizations achieve better results. We are experts in helping craft a laser-focused vision, a focused plan to achieve that vision and detailed action plans with measurement and accountability - all with one goal - RESULTS.
Working with organizations who are facing new challenges is our “sweet spot” of service. We enjoy helping our clients rise above the chaos to get better results. We strive to provide greater value through a genuine concern for our clients’ success.
Our philosophy of collaborative planning, execution and analysis is the pillar of our success. Let us help you achieve better results.
Martha Garcia Kampen, Founder and Partner
Martha Garcia Kampen is the founding partner of the management firm, Kampen Consultants, LLC specializing in cultural marketing strategy for closely-held companies since 1988. As a visionary, first-generation Mexican-American, bi-culturally raised Latina, Martha has helped many companies and organizations foresee and adapt their marketing strategies to successfully meet changing market conditions, gaining a specialty in the area of Cross-Cultural Communications & Strategy. This expertise has led her to develop and present cultural heritage programs for Latinos, and those who wish to gain a greater understanding of multiculturalism. Ms. Kampen has shared her marketing expertise in the form of published articles as well as training and development presentations, workshops and seminars to a variety of professional industries including the St. Louis Hispanic Leadership Institute, Edward Jones, Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, various national Funeral Professional Organizations, Professional Women Controllers, Inc., the National Hispanic Coalition of the FAA, National Association of Women Business Owners, Public Relations Society of America, SCORE/ACE, various Chambers of Commerce, non-profit and small business organizations.
Ms. Kampen currently serves as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation board president and on the Women’s Advisory board of directors for Midwest BankCentre. She led the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis from 2015-2016 as board chair during a high-growth stage of the organization. Martha received her BSBA in Marketing Management & Latin American Studies from SEMSU and is certified as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion expert by the University of Florida. She has been a resident of St. Louis, Missouri since 1983, raising three successful bi-cultural children.
Paul Kampen, Partner
We are committed to helping small businesses any way we can during this challenging time. If you or someone you know needs help getting through this challenging business environment, please contact me personally to see if we can be of assistance.
I would enjoy speaking with you directly, but by way of introduction, what follows is a bit about my business background.
I started my business career as a financial analyst for a utility (Contel Telephone – later acquired by GTE) after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. During this period, Martha Garcia Kampen founded Kampen Consultants as a marketing management firm. When the business began to grow, I left Contel to help with accounting and any quantitative pieces of our client work. The LLC and partnership was formed in 1991. Over the next 16 years I gradually began engaging with clients directly to solve specific business needs. This included everything from client business plans to strategic planning engagements. Over time, we discovered our firm’s “sweet spot” is helping businesses and organizations in times of change and transition.
I always consider it an honor and privilege when asked to help an organization with a new challenge. We realize this is a trust business and while I will never claim to know all the answers, I can commit to you that I will work with you to execute the best solutions for your particular needs.